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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Around the House

Things are going to be pretty busy around here for the next couple of weeks. The wonderful kind of busy with my son and his wife and my daughter visiting for the holidays.

Rather than take a complete blogging break, I've decided to show you some of our favorite decorations. The first is our Hummel nativity. We were married in November, and for our first Christmas we bought the figurines of the Holy Family. It was a fairly large purchase for us at the time. Back in those days nurses were not well paid, and interns got a token stipend. Each year we added at least one more figurine. And each year we treasured our growing nativity. After several years, we were able to purchase the remaining figures needed to complete the set.

It always has a place of prominence in our home and has survived two children and several dogs. The light in the stable shines down on the Baby Jesus and we too are filled with the light when we look on it.





You will note that I have turned on comment moderation, thanks to a spammer who decided to hit upon me. I hope you will continue to comment. I'll turn it off soon.

I do hope all of you are enjoying this wonderful season of the year.

15 comments:

Lynne said...

That's a very pretty Nativity and so special too. We started collecting pieces when we were first married too.

Ruth said...

A beautiful and meaningful nativity scene. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

GORGEOUS, Carolyn. I love the hummel figurines.. As I've mentioned in other's blogs, I would love to have a Nativity Collection--but don't really have room for more. BUT--yours is gorgeous. I've heard of others who had to add their figurines like you did--one a year for awhile. That makes that Nativity scene even more special for you all I'm sure.

Merry Christmas and I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

A beautiful creche. Our creche is special to us and we try to give it a prominent place each year.
Enjoy Christmas with your family!

Kerri said...

A Beautiful Nativity!

Merry Christmas!!

Dog_geek said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas - have a wonderful time with your visiting family!

Cheryl said...

It has been a pleasure this year to read posts about other peoples Christmas time........the story of your nativity is heart warming.....and a love the fact that you collected each piece when money allowed........

KGMom said...

I love special Nativities--when they have meaning to you, that is the best!
(OOOO don't you just despise spammers--they take the joy out of blogging.)

scienceguy288 said...

Merry Chistmas. Very nice nativity.

Mary said...

Carolyn, your Nativity Scene is very nice. We're missing a few wise men from ours - afer a few moves :o) We plan to buy another to replace it.

Enjoy your time with the family. I wish you a happy time.

Merry Christmas!

Mary

Carrie P. said...

What a treasure you have in the nativity. It is beautiful. Love the pictures of the birds and the falls. Have a Very Merry Christmas.

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: I wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.

Shellmo said...

I love hummels! I use to admire my grandfathers collection as a girl. Now my dad has it - and I hope one day it will be mine. Hope your Christmas is cheery & bright! (And spammer free!!)

Cedar ... said...

Carolyn, May you and your husband, and of course Ellie and Lucy have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy your family and we'll see you in 2009!

Jayne said...

That's a beautiful nativity Carolyn. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.